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Old 12-05-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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installing fonts for webserver -- not running Xorg


Hi,

How do I install a new font on server that doesn't run a gui?

I've acquired some third-party fonts and need them available for generating dynamic graphics.

I copied them to

Code:
/usr/share/fonts/corefonts
and run

Code:
# fc-cache -fv
but to no avail.

Xorg is not installed on this system, which is running gentoo.

Thanks,

Steve
 
Old 12-05-2007, 04:04 PM   #2
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Going to need more info, what are you trying to do?
http://albatross.dnsdojo.net/apache2...HP_GD_Graphics
 
Old 12-06-2007, 08:33 AM   #3
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Hello,

Using imagemagick by way of PHP to create dynamic graphics on the web with some adobe fonts that are not included in the standard distro's font collection: Zapfino, Optima and MyriadPro-Light.


I've actually managed to get the app to work by referencing the font path directly:


Code:
$> convert -font 'fonts/Zapfino.dfont' -pointsize 25 -draw "text 30, 125 'Hello World!'" ....
But doing it this way doesn't, as far as I've read, allow you access to all of a font's faces, only the first one it finds. So, in the case of Optima, it grabs Bold, which is not what I want at all.

You can look at

http://www.whitepineprints.com/websi...ail.php?gid=39

(if this link doesn't resolve, omit the 'website' reference)


Pick a font from the list, enter some text and hit preview to see what I mean.


The funny thing about this is that referencing the font path directly works on this webserver but doesn't work on my development system. So, I'd like to get the font installed properly so as to reference it by name and be certain that it will appear as expected.

Most search results for how to do this assume one to be running Xorg and all you have to do is open up kcontrol (or whatever) and browse to the font files. This does work, but obviously on a server on which X isn't running this method does not apply.

Thanks,

cheeby

Last edited by cheeby; 12-06-2007 at 08:35 AM. Reason: submitting my alias, not my name
 
Old 12-06-2007, 02:35 PM   #4
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So I assume ImageMagick is using the fontconfig library? If so, have you tried running fc-cache?
 
Old 12-07-2007, 11:41 AM   #5
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I'm not sure if it's using the fontconfig library or not. This is not my server. How can I check for that?

I mentioned in my initial posting that I did run fc-cache.

Thanks,

Cheeby
 
Old 12-07-2007, 05:36 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cheeby View Post
I'm not sure if it's using the fontconfig library or not. This is not my server. How can I check for that?

I mentioned in my initial posting that I did run fc-cache.
Oops, I guess that shows you my reading skills. Had I actually read your post, I would have seen that you can seem to get the font to load, but you canít control things like style, weight, etc. In order to do that you should do a few things:
  1. Create a types.xml file holding these attributes.
  2. Make sure ImageMagick can find the file (either place it in ~/.magick or set the environment variable MAGICK_FONT_PATH accordingly).
  3. Reference entries in the types.xml using the specific switches (such as -font, -family, -style, -weight, etc.).
 
  


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